MaleSurvivor Level 1 Weekend of Recovery

10/19/2012 - 8:00am to 10/21/2012 - 5:00pm
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Sponsoring Agency: 
Male Survivor
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Howard Fradkin
Contact Phone: 
614-445-8277, ext 11
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MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult.Hope Springs Institute is the location of our October Level I Weekend of Recovery. Hope Springs is located in the solitude of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the small rural southwestern Ohio town of Peebles. Hope Springs offers a combination of colorful, very comfortable housing and 130 rolling acres of ridges, ravines, wooded acres and meadows, including two ponds, walking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, a campfire circle and a labyrinth. Hope Springs offers groups a chance for discovery and practice, for privacy and company, for safety and challenges. The Institute's priorities are to offer you personal comfort and a challenge to grow utilizing the Land, your Body and your Spirit as primary teachers and caretakers. While at Hope Springs, you will take part in delicious, healthy food, warm, inviting accommodations and exquisite grounds. The vision of the Hope Springs Institute fits perfectly with the mission of MaleSurvivor: "The Center was established to ignite spirit and bring balance to lives. Our vision is of a world family in which people cherish each person's uniqueness. We encourage dialogues across differences, creative resolution of conflict and nurturing of mind, body and spirit. Hope Spring honors and welcomes people of all faiths, cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations and abilities." You can visit their website at A variety of accommodations will be available, and we'll have space for 28 men for this weekend. This weekend is one of our most popular weekends, so we encourage you to register early if you are interested.The facilitator team invites you to:Dare to dream you can leave your isolation behind you at this weekend;Dare to dream you can make real connections with the participants and facilitators at the weekend;Dare to dream you can co-create and experience a sense of real safety and mindfulness;Dare to dream you can claim your right to use your voice to become a powerful male survivor who is sensitive to his own feelings and experiences and those of other survivors here;Dare to dream you can tell your story this time and be understood, believed and supported like you have always deserved;Dare to dream you can experiment with being more creative, more vulnerable and letting go and still feel safe enough;Dare to dream you can connect with your sense of wonder and playfulnessDare to dream you will be able to leave Hope Springs a freer, less burdened, and even a happier man, taking the connections you make here with you to utilize as you continue to heal and recover!

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